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. >> good morning. >> tell us a little bit about your program. >> we started the program about a year ago. it is actually an episcopal church. >> okay. >> it was a little emergency food pantry. we took it over. we knew we had to keep it running. as soon as we began to talk with the food bank, we realized -- they told us we were at the center of hunger. and that rfid bank has the potential to feed a lot more people. so they asked us to go to the client choice of model, which is a model open to diversity. we began to switch out our model. and very quickly, we grew up to -- about 220 families. and the families average between four and five people. from 1-year-old 27 years old -- up to seven years old. >> we mentioned the hunger. and that food stamps are being cut back. will that affect you? >> we are expecting that to affect us quite a bit. the food pantry picks up at the end of the month, when money runs out. although we are busy all month long. we have this one day a week on wednesday. and, yes, there are large families. we have only been going for one year. we don't know exactly wh
's why i'm so happy to have him here because i know that you'll be able to tell us about medicine these days that is getting more and more important and more and more in the news. tell us about your background and what made you go into medicine. >> i was born many lebanon. i'm a lebanon degrees christian. and mean i came to the united states to go to college. i was in texas at the university of texas in austin for college and went to medical school in houston. i finished my medical school there and did my residency at the texas medical center and i came to san francisco for cardiology training and have been working in san francisco for the last 11 years. >> and the doctor is a cardiologist and specialized in internal medicine. >> what made you go into medicine? >> that is an interesting question. since i was away from the faith at the time. i can't say it was a calling that i recognized and followed. but i had started off my studies as an engineer. i have an liti have and -- analytical mind and i like to figure things out. but i could use my skills and apply them to human interact
hello and welcome to mosaic. benefit information is all around us, the good, the bad. we know today just how much evil there is in the world, some oft right under our noses. today, among the leading stories of the boston marathon bombing. we are going to talk about trafficking, human trafficking. we have someone here who knows so much about it. holy family sister. thank you so much. we know you know a lot because you didn't bring any notes. so you are ready. where do people start talking about trafficking? >> i think it's a global issue. it takes place in every country in the world, in the states and within blocks of us. >> it can happen here? >> yes. estimated at 20 million people. >> all ages? >> men, women and children. it's estimated that more women and children. yes, it has many faces around the world. some of the faces that can be forced to become child soldier's, women to be forced to prostitution, children in factories, men and women in factories, families in charcoal farms, children in coco field. >> where does it go on here snt united states? >> human trafficking has two e
word, how we understand communication matters. with us this morning to talk about this issue in honor of november as jewish book month is howard friedman who is the director of the jewish community library and michael levine a novelist most recently publishing "the wanting." howard let's just jump in, the jewish committee library is a library that houses books and has all sorts of different programs that encourage people to read, to enjoy the imagination of writing and the relationship between reader and a book and a writer. what -- how do you see this issue a world of ever deepening technology? >> that's a good question. you know, your first words sort of touched me. there's a book that came out last year by the israeli novelist called "jews in words" and they have a memorable sentence about jews that ours is not a bloodline, but a text line, and they sort of locate at the center of the jewish experience the passing on of the word of text. and so we see ourselves at the library very much in that tradition, and i see basically that encounter whether it's through a written book or whet
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